Our Fellowship is a registered charitable institution. In 2005 we also became a registered Society with the name: First Unitarian Fellowship of Nanaimo.
We are governed by a seven person Board of Directors, consisting five member-at-large, a secretary and chair. The minister is an ex-officio member. Board members are elected to a 2-year term and meetings follow a shared leadership model. The fellowship year runs from July 1 to June 30 with Board elections held each September.
First Unitarian Fellowship of Nanaimo, along with dozens of other Canadian congregations, is a member of the Canadian Unitarian Council (CUC). The CUC provides a voice for our vibrant, liberal faith community, within the interfaith community in Canada, and within the international UU community. The CUC is accountable to its members.
Our 2022-23 Board of Directors
|Committee Board Liaisons|
|Archives and Library||Open|
|Children and Youth Spiritual Exploration:||Ellie von Boettcher|
|Communications (Publicity)||Linda Reid|
|Environmental Justice||Bill Woolverton|
|Joint Building||John Soer|
|Joint Finance||John Soer|
|Lay Chaplaincy||Debbie Goodman|
|Membership/Care and Concern||Carolyn Miller|
|Human Resources||Don Gayton|
|Technology Management||Don Gayton|
|Shared Ministry||Debbie Goodman|
|Shelter Management Team||Bill Woolverton|
|Sunday Services||Debbie Goodman|
|Staff Board Liaisons|
|Office Administrator (Lise Smith)||John Soer|
|Music Director (Patrick Courtin)||Linda Reid|
|Spiritual Exploration Coordinator (vacant)||Ellie von Boettcher|
|Shelter Director (Paul Manly)||Bill Woolverton|
Access to Fellowship bylaws and policies, committee mandates and other documents can be found on our Documents Page.